Pharyngula

Open Enrollment Day—too much success!

Whoa, people…I expected I’d be adding 10 or 20 new blogs to the blogroll with my open enrollment day, not 125. I’ve added them all (and I’ve also made it easier to find the complete listing with a link on the sidebar), but right now I feel a bit bloated, like a tick who was aiming for a tasty capillary and managed to tap into the carotid instead.

Don’t be disappointed if I have to shed a few next month—there’s tons of good stuff there, but the volume is a little bit on the side of indigestible. I’ll have to reduce it a bit if I hope to have another of these open enrollment days in the future.

Comments

  1. #1 Mr. Person
    February 28, 2007

    Hey, thanks! I would have said mine was education, but I like “Strange Territory” a lot better.

  2. #2 Steve
    February 28, 2007

    I have enjoyed this page and visited many of the blogs. The problem is I liked so many I haven’t figured how to down select to the ones I will visit on a regular basis. And there are many I have not yet viewed. The blog owner comments help. Can you keep this page available for a while? Maybe a week? It is a treasure trove.

  3. #3 John
    February 28, 2007

    I doubt that any of us would be insulted if our blogs get deleted. It is your blogroll, after all.

  4. #4 griftdrift
    February 28, 2007

    Cool! Thanks PZ!

  5. #5 John Stone
    February 28, 2007

    Mine is just a bizzare mish mash of stuff that falls into the general catagory of “silly”. The Seinfeld of blogs, if you will … but occasionally … like today I will get into some real science … ps: micro/genetics … I do note that whenever I publish a comment here my hits go up by a ton.

  6. #6 Tom Hilton
    February 28, 2007

    Thanks! It’s greatly appreciated. And, well, we’ll just have to try to put out posts good enough to keep us on there.

  7. #7 John Stone
    February 28, 2007

    BTW, PZ … here is a lady, I know her, she is a decent sort … and kinda’ cute too … who doesn’t like much of what either of us say … http://jackehammer.blogspot.com/

  8. #8 dorid
    February 28, 2007

    geez, I hope I get to at least check out some of the links before you start weeding them out.

  9. #10 Brian X
    February 28, 2007

    Dammit… missed my chance, huh?

    I might need to be a better writer anyway — I don’t seem to stay on subject much…

  10. #11 Laelaps
    February 28, 2007

    Thanks for the addition PZ!

  11. #12 tikistitch
    February 28, 2007

    *gah* My RSS feed looks like an explosion at a calimari factory! Livejournal is the suck.

  12. #13 toomanytribbles
    February 28, 2007

    thank you for adding me!

  13. #14 Krystalline Apostate
    February 28, 2007

    ‘Ask & thou shalt receive’, no?
    Quick query, PZ: do you use the Atheist Blogroll (the Mojoey 1)?

  14. #15 natural cynic
    February 28, 2007

    …I feel a bit bloated, like a tick who was aiming for a tasty capillary and managed to tap into the carotid instead.

    Or maybe you were thinking of the Far Side cartoon with one mosquito saying to the other [bloated] one “Pull out Betty, you’ve hit an artery”

  15. #16 PZ Myers
    February 28, 2007

    That atheist blogroll is very nice, but I don’t use it — my blogroll is derived from my list of newsfeeds, so it’s a little bit incompatible. Seriously, when you’ve got a long, long blogroll, you can’t expect to manually click on each link, you need to use rss to track what’s new and automate browsing.

  16. #17 Ben
    February 28, 2007

    Thanks PZ, it’s much appreciated.

  17. #18 DaveX
    February 28, 2007

    Thank you for adding me!

  18. #19 ellis
    February 28, 2007

    Thanks for the add!

  19. #20 Saint Gasoline
    February 28, 2007

    I have been waiting for this day for so long. I feel like a virgin getting her very first french kiss. It’s nice, but somewhat depressing–because for some reason I’m still not catapulted to fame!

    Perhaps I need to say things that are more idiotic and/or racist to get the media’s attention. Or maybe I need to have sex with a male prostitute who is also my meth dealer.

  20. #21 upyernoz
    February 28, 2007

    thanks for adding me, PZ.

    and feel free to delete me at any time. i really don’t ever hold that against anyone. it’s your blogroll and you can do what you want with it.

  21. #22 MAN BEARD BLOG
    February 28, 2007

    MAN BEARD BLOG thanks you for your link and has dutifully enshrined PZ Myers as an official Man Beard. But don’t think this means you can sit back and take it easy. We’ve already lost two Man Beards this year: Kenny Rogers (disqualification – plastic surgery) and Saddam Hussien (execution – hanging).

  22. #23 Alon Levy
    February 28, 2007

    Oh, great. Now I need to actually post good science/atheism content to be competitive.

    If only New York had squid.

  23. #24 Snail
    February 28, 2007

    Thanks for adding my blog. And thanks to TAW for nominating me.

  24. #25 skippy
    February 28, 2007

    good job, pz, but i still think you should insist the blogs on your roll link to pharyngula as a requirement, for two reasons,

    one, it fosters the idea that the left is “all in this together,” and we should help support each other; and two, if you don’t, you make the rest of us look like pikers!

  25. #26 Alon Levy
    February 28, 2007

    Skippy, the problem with that requirement is that so many blogs link to PZ that making blogrolling reciprocal would basically require him to link to 2,185 different blogs.

    And for the record, I’ve had Pharyngula on my blogroll since I first put one up on Abstract Nonsense, which then had 6-7 different blogs.

  26. #27 upyernoz
    February 28, 2007

    plus we already look like pikers. even bloggers like me who don’t believe in reciprocity are overflowing with pike.

  27. #28 beepbeepitsme
    February 28, 2007

    Don’t shed me, or my god will be … Damnit, I don’t have that excuse.

  28. #29 Bardiac
    February 28, 2007

    Thanks for adding me, at least temporarily.

    I also really appreciate putting up an easy link to the full blogroll.

  29. #30 Bardiac
    February 28, 2007

    Thanks for adding me, at least temporarily.

    I also really appreciate putting up an easy link to the full blogroll.

  30. #31 Chris Harrison
    February 28, 2007

    I’ll toss myself in the ring: http://interrogatingnature.blogspot.com

  31. #32 russell
    February 28, 2007

    Thanks Peez. It’s very cool to appear on your blogroll.

  32. #33 Rory Parle
    February 28, 2007

    You’re a very brave man to add that many new feeds to your blogroll at once. I have 173 subscriptions in Bloglines at the moment and even in my current less-than-employed state I sometimes have difficulty keeping up.

  33. #34 llewelly
    February 28, 2007

    Alon Levy said:

    If only New York had squid.

    New York actually has a persistent problem with kids who demand a squid as a pet, and parents who flush the squid down the toilet as soon as its too big. Surprisingly, some of these animals not only survive, but prosper. Once in the sewers of New York, they are exposed to a environment rich in both nutrients, and mutagenic chemicals (mostly by products of household cleaners). This has combined with the rapid squid lifestyle to result in a stunning rate of evolution. This has resulted in a large population of mutant squid that sneak out of the sewers and steal crabs and lobster from fine restaurants. That’s why the cost of crab has been rising lately.

  34. #35 Alon Levy
    March 1, 2007

    Uh, what?

  35. #36 greensmile
    March 1, 2007

    My eternal gratitude, PZ…at least until you drop me from that crowded field. BTW, I started yet another blog as an experiment in blogosphere “positioning”. And Pharyngula will remain prominent on the blogroll there.

    How would YOU like to have to get up every morning with the nagging question “What can I find to write about today that is novel, skeptical and intelligent but not intelligently designed to keep PZ interested in my posting?” You will never have this problem or you always have had this problem.

    [by the term blogosphere positioning, I mean both the verb and the noun describing what you do to be considered liberal, middle of the road, echo-chamber-extremism etc and which of those labels are apt and deserved in identifying relatively disjoint clusters of opinion communities. The purpose is not academic but quite grandiose and evil: I will poke about until I find the labels and linking mechanisms and bait that draw in those who actually benefit from exchange of ideas or at least inform others rather than vere off into content-free name calling. It maybe an impossible mission]

  36. #37 Phronk
    March 1, 2007

    “Thanks for the add”!

    I certainly won’t be disappointed if my link is gone soon. I, too, know the pain of having too much good stuff to read and not enough time to read it.

  37. #38 melior
    March 1, 2007

    I’d like to register a vote for little or no pruning… I rather like the idea of having more good new sites to visit than I can manage all at once.

  38. #39 Engineer-Poet
    March 2, 2007

    I was a little busy and had to miss the open enrollment, but I’d like to put in a good word for The Oil Drum anyway. It’s politically eclectic but devoted to truth, which ought to endear it to all readers of Pharyngula.

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